A Honest Review of Santorini, Greece

I have already discussed getting to Santorini, and  where to stay in Santorini. It’s time to add some meat to this conversation, and show why I am writing so many articles about this one spectacular island. Santorini inspired a lot of colorful language in me. For example, “this place is #!$@!ng amazing,” or “mother !@#!$$!…

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An Honest Review of Athens, Greece

After this last trip, I feel like this blog will be renamed, Man flying to Greece, because I have so much information to share. Spending tens days in the country, with four in Athens, Greece (6 in Santorini) I saw a lot in the relatively short time we were there. The Holiday Paradox was in…

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Planning For a Trip: Greece One Month Out

In exactly one month I leave for Greece, where I will stay for approximately 11 days; splitting my time between Athens and Santorini (more heavily toward the island). Given, I am a touch OCD about my arrangements, I thought it would be good to show the process I use planning for a trip. One month…

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An Honest Review of Istanbul

  Istanbul, Turkey, a city that evoked a lot of unrequested opinions from friends and family when we mentioned we were going. Questions like “Is Istanbul Safe?” or “Are you worried about terrorism when visiting Istanbul?” and maybe my favorite “Do you realize you are going into a war zone”?  No review of Istanbul can…

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City Smackdown: Barcelona vs. Rome

I am starting a new series on ManinFlight.com called City smackdown; here I will compare two cities and let you know which I enjoyed better and why. Once all the points are tallied, I will come up with a winner (in my eyes). In this first post, I will focus on Barcelona vs. Rome, and attempt to map out the advantages…

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